France's TF1 International has acquired international rights to the French-lingo psycho-thriller "Facing," starring Jean-Hugues Anglade ("Betty Blue," "La Reine Margot").
Bruce Willis will topline the independently financed pic "The Whole Nine Yards" for director Jonathan Lynn and Franchise Pictures.
During the American Film Market, Daily Variety will be located at the Loews Santa Monica Hotel in suites 656 and 657.
Director Alfonso Arau is close to setting up his first film in almost four years, the black comedy "Picking Up the Pieces," and Woody Allen is eyeing the lead role.
"Mifune," the third film to be made according to the Dogma 95 charter dictating extreme cinematic simplicity, recently won the Jury Grand Prix award at the Berlin Film Festival, but "The King Is…
Visual f/x and post-production shop Flat Earth Prods. Inc. has launched Flat Earth Entertainment to co-produce as well as develop its own slate of pics. The company would produce the effects for the…
Continuing its yen for young-slanting pics, Columbia Pictures has bought a six-page treatment for an untitled ensemble comedy from husband and wife scribes Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse.
Ashok Amritraj and Elie Samaha have agreed to end their filmmaking partnership in Franchise Pictures, with Amritraj selling his interest in the company to Samaha.
Kevin Costner will be a presenter at the Academy Awards. This will be his fourth appearance on an Oscarcast. The Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, will be presented Sunday, March…
Closing on its third nominee for a foreign-language film Academy Award, Miramax Films has acquired North American rights to Jose Luis Garci's 19th century costumer "The Grandfather."
Upstart film producer Alexander Jovy is planning to make a $3.5 million feature on the back of his success with the Oscar-nominated short "Holiday Romance."